Predictably, people were unable to successfully live up to the standards set in the Ten Commandments… and neither are we. They [and we] needed someone to step in and accept responsibility for the mistakes that were made. They [we] simply were not able. Well, God’s amazing grace prevailed. Christ stepped in, assumed responsibility, we were justified, and our relationship to God was restored. AMEN!
Verses: Romans 5:18-19 (NIV)
Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
Verses: Romans 5:20-21 (NIV)
The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.